- Slender body and tail.
Small head with large, protruding eyes.
No external gills.
Relatively long tail (as much as 1 1/2 times the head-body length).
Four toes on ALL feet.
Fourteen to seventeen costal grooves.
- Yellow-brown with dark stripes down each side of the back extending onto tail, though color and pattern can vary widely.
Eurycea quadridigitata can grow to an adult size of 5-9 cm (2-3.5 in) total length.
In North America, Eurycea quadridigitata is found in the Coastal Plains states from North Carolina to Texas.
Eurycea quadridigitata remains under vegetative cover most of the time.
Breeding in Eurycea quadridigitata occurs in the fall months. Females lay 12-48 eggs and attach them singly or in small clutches to submerged debris in shallow water.
Eurycea quadridigitata prefers moist, debris-covered areas and swampy areas in pine woods.
The dwarf salamander is not a protected species in Texas and can be legally collected with a hunting license.
In Texas, Eurycea quadridigitata is found throughout east Texas.